Chris Brady established Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC) in 1999 as he saw opportunities in providing clients with superior marketing research and analysis by focusing exclusively on the North American commercial vehicle industry. Many other firms analyze other industries, such as agricultural and construction equipment markets, in addition to the commercial vehicle market or exclude segments of the commercial vehicle industry, such as parts and service aftermarket, causing these firms to lack the in-depth understanding to the commercial vehicle industry.
Chris writes a monthly column for Fleet Owner magazine analyzing the freight environment for carriers and the implications for their business operations. Chris has also written editorials for the Used Truck Association (UTA) and has appeared on the Web Financial Network to provide industry analysis.
Prior to establishing CMVC, Chris was Vice-President and Chief Economist of Martin Labbe Associates, a transportation marketing information consultant. Chris developed Martin Labbe Associates parts aftermarket forecasting models as well as new truck, bus and trailer forecasting models.
Prior to joining Martin Labbe Associates, Chris worked as an auto industry analyst with Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates (WEFA) developing baseline automotive and light truck sales forecasts for the automotive industry.
Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from Hobart College and a Masters degree in Economics from Fordham University. Chris has passed Course II Graduate Precision Trucking Selling course from Truck Marketing Institute. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and is a member of its macro and industry forecasting census groups.